October Chapter Meeting (Virtual) - Leading a PMO

Ways of Working

September Chapter Meeting - Virtual
October 19 - 6:00-7:30 pm 


Leading a PMO

Sandeep Jain, Director of Technology and Platforms for the Michigan Bureau of State Lottery, will be sharing his experience with starting with a small PMO and building it into a team of 30 that are responsible for managing a portfolio of projects estimated at $100 million.

About our Speaker | Sandeep Jain, PMP

Sandeep_Jain.PNGSandeep has worked at the State of Michigan for 25 years, including time as a contractor. He considers it an honor and a privilege to be in public service and support customers, staff members, and the residents of Michigan. In his 25 years, he has supported the Department of Corrections (DOC), Michigan State Police (MSP), State Budget Office (SBO), Department of Civil Service, Department of Treasury, Gaming Control Board, Michigan Lottery, Department of State, and Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB).  

Upon graduating from Malaviya National Institute of Technology in Jaipur, India, with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, he moved to the U.S. and began his career with the State of Michigan in 1998. He worked as a contractor for the DOC and led several key initiatives. After successfully migrating a legacy mainframe system – LEIN – with latest technology – Java – and seeing its impact in public safety, his dream to become a state employee became stronger.

In 2005, that dream came true, and he joined the state as an IT database administrator with MSP. Within a year, he was promoted to an IT specialist(Architect), where he successfully led a multitude of critical IT initiatives for DTMB, SBO, and Civil Service. In 2011, he obtained my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and subsequently become certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library, Capability Maturity Model Integrations, and a Certified Scrum Master.

In addition, Sandeep co-authored the State of Michigan Project Management Methodology manual. During this time, he was promoted to a senior IT project manager, where he successfully delivered several complex projects for the Department of Treasury, Gaming Control Board, Michigan Lottery, and Department of State. In 2016, he was recognized by management for his project delivery style and was encouraged to apply for the portfolio management office manager supporting DTMB’s CTO and CSO clients. He managed a team of 30 project management staff and a $100 million portfolio of infrastructure and security programs and projects for the chief technology officer (CTO) and chief security officer (CSO). During this time, he built a very successful team from the ground up and is proud of the synergy he created with his team, colleagues, and management. Leading a team of world class project managers built the skills and confidence that was needed to lead an IT organization and over the past year, he has been working as Director of Technology at Michigan State Lottery managing their IT needs.

Sandeep resides in Okemos with his wife. He has two children, a daughter who is a sophomore in college and son who works at an IT company.

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Type of category: Chapter Meeting

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: 19 October 2023

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:30PM

# of PDUs: 1.5


Students: $10.00

PMI-HVCMembers: $10.00

Non members and Guests: $15.00


Virtual Meeting